Montreal is looking to reduce heavy truck traffic by creating a centre where trucks can drop off merchandise and have it delivered by smaller, zero-emission delivery vehicles.
The drop-off spot will be Îlot Voyageur, a former bus station along Berri and St-Hubert streets, between de Maisonneuve Boulevard and Ontario Street.
Along with reducing emissions and truck traffic, the city hopes the yearlong project will reduce noise pollution and improve the safety of both cyclists and pedestrians.
Robert Beaudry, executive committee member in charge of economic and trade development said in a press release that $100,000 has been earmarked for the project and the city is still looking for a company to provide electric vehicles.
The initiative is part of a larger push by the city to improve mobility and the transportation of goods.